Discover my Indian engagement gown look. Get ideas to dress for an Indian wedding with this royal blue & gold gown, makeup & bridal hairstyle with a tiara!
“This outfit is very Indian-princess-like, and the hairstyle is a bit Audrey Hepburn-inspired.”
Hey angel! Today I want to share a really personal look, which I usually never do – my own engagement gown. This season, I’ve been writing plenty about Indian wedding ideas! If you’re looking for bridal dresses ideas check out: Top Wedding Lehenga Designs for 2016 | Latest Designer Bridal Lehengas. So after all this, it’s only fitting that I post my own engagement look!
This outfit is very Indian-princess-like, and the hairstyle is a bit Audrey Hepburn-inspired. So overall it’s a very royal engagement look. Whether its your engagement, reception, or you’re going to your brother’s wedding – a poofy gown is a great choice for Indian weddings!
Ball gowns are one of the most princess-y among all Indian gown styles. They look good on almost all body types. Choose something that accentuates your best parts!
For my engagement, I chose an Indian gown in sapphire blue, which is my favorite color! The gown is tulle, with lots of embroidery both in the front and back, and part-sheer in the front neckline and back.
I wanted a poofy bun to go with this look, because I just wanted to experiment with a more royal, queen-like hairstyle. The bun is a very complicated, fifty-hairpin-requiring hairstyle which needed many twirls and twists of tiny strands of hair. I added a tiny gold tiara to finish the hairstyle!
The back and the poofy tulle skirt are my favorite parts of this gorgeous gown. The sheer back balances the heavy embroidery, and to focus on it even more, I kept the neck jewelry-free. And opted for drop diamond and blue enamel earrings instead to frame the face.
For the makeup I wanted a clean look with a bit of blush and pink lips, with heavily wing-lined eyes, for a dramatic royal Indian makeup look.
I was wearing:
Blue gown with gold embroidery: Vivah, Karol Bagh, New Delhi
Gold tiara: Catch Me, Karol Bagh, New Delhi
Gold, diamond and blue enamel earrings: Soni Sapphire, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi
Bracelet and bangles: Soni Sapphire, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi
Hair and makeup: Cleopatra Spa and Makeup, Chandigarh
Photography: Sumit Jolly Photography
Wanna buy an engagement gown for yourself? Check out: Indo Western Engagement Dresses We’re Loving | 8 Latest Trends!
Planning your honeymoon dresses? Check out my look Romantic Honeymoon Dressing: Red Skirt Outfit with Ruby Crystal Necklace.
Hope you liked this Indian engagement outfit idea and that it gave you some inspiration to style like a queen n your own engagement! Comment below and lemme know your thoughts!
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]